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November 12th, 2017

U.S. Stumbles But Vandeweghe Leads to 1st Fed Cup Title in 17 Years

Both the No. 78-ranked teenager Sabalenka and the 23-year-old No. 87-ranked Sasnovich had beaten the U.S.’s Sloane Stephens in singles, while Vandeweghe kept the U.S. in the tie with two singles wins.

Posted by Staff @ 4:31 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 9th, 2017

Stephens Routs Buddy Keys for 1st Grand Slam Title at US Open

“I told Maddie I should just retire now,” said Stephens. “It’s never going to get better than this.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:07 pm in US Open | 25 Comments »

September 8th, 2017

Keys, Stephens Book All-American Final at US Open

“I’m super happy to be in a Grand Slam final,” Stephens said. “To do it here, obviously, my home Slam, is obviously more special. I think this is what every player dreams about.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:40 am in US Open | 23 Comments »

September 7th, 2017

All-American Grand Slam Women’s Semifinals [Chart]

The US Open semifinals is the just the sixth time in the Open Era all four women will be from the U.S.A.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:10 am in Charts, US Open | 9 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Venus, Stephens Set Up Half of Potential All-American Semifinals at US Open

“This match meant a lot to me, obviously, playing at home and of course it being a major,” Venus said.

Posted by Staff @ 2:16 am in Tennis, US Open | 3 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Venus, Stephens Continue U.S. Surge at US Open

“When I started playing again at Wimbledon and D.C., I didn’t expect much,” Stephens said. “I was just playing and having fun, having a good time. I’m still playing and having a good time. That’s really all there is to it.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Tennis, US Open | 10 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Radwanska, Kvitova, Stephens, Bouchard Highlight WTA New Haven; Preview

Tough starts for seeds (1) Radwanks vs. (WC) Bouchard, (5) Vesnina vs. (WC) Stephens, and (7) Strycova vs. the rising Russian Kasatkina…

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 19th, 2017

Pliskova, Halep, Muguruza, Stephens Into WTA Cincy Semis

“I think it was probably one of the best matches of the year,” Muguruza said. “Because I felt like we both played very well. Especially in that third set, we were winning points and our serve was there.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:51 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

August 17th, 2017

Halep, Muruguza Advance at Rain-Hit WTA Cincinnati Thursday

“The match felt quite tough — it was not easy at all,” Halep said. “I can say that I’m not playing my best tennis in this moment, but winning, even if I play less good, I think it’s a big plus for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 13th, 2017

Sublime Svitolina Wins Two To Earn Final Berth Against Wozniacki In Toronto Final

Caroline Wozniacki seeks a second Canadian Open title Sunday against Elina Svitolina.

Posted by Staff @ 12:54 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

August 11th, 2017

Rain, Wozniacki and Stephens Upsets Mark WTA Toronto on Friday

“Last week, I was just hoping to win a match at some point and beat someone,” Stephens said after the match.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 11th, 2017

Defending Champ Halep Rolls In Toronto QFs; Pliskova v Wozniacki Friday

Simona Halep is looking good in her Canadian Open title defense.

Posted by Staff @ 2:12 am in Canadian Open | Comments Off

August 7th, 2016

Venus Flipped Out Of Rio Olympics; Serena, Kerber And Muguruza Sunday

Venus Williams went out of the singles on Day 1 at the Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 12:02 am in Olympics | 1 Comment »

July 20th, 2016

Dimitrov, Bouchard, Defending Champ Stephens Fall In D.C.; Fritz v Zverev Today; Venus In Stanford

Teens Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz collide this afternoon in steamy Washington D.C.

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 am in Stanford, Washington | 4 Comments »